takayna (or Tarkine) in Australia is unique for its wilderness, Aboriginal heritage and abundant wildlife. The area is being impacted by logging, mining, irresponsible recreation and the effects of climate change. Photographer Arwen Dyer has been documenting the wildlife of takayna.
takayna’s ancient rainforests, button grass plains, mountain range, rocky coastlines, sand dunes and rivers are home to unique wildlife, many of which are threatened. takayna, or Tarkine as it has been commonly known to non-indigenous people, is a 450,000 hectare region of Tasmania, Australia and is rich in Aboriginal artefacts and sacred sites, including middens, hut indentations and stone hunting tools. Unfortunately, recreational off-road vehicles are ruining middens and damaging ecosystems.
About the photographer
Arwen Dyer is a photographer, conservationist and creative artist from Tasmania, Australia. Her images portray emotional and spiritual responses to place and natural phenomena and invite the viewer to also respond. She hopes her photos of unique and beautiful wilderness help raise awareness of the need to protect the natural environment from human impacts.
Arwen has exhibited internationally, been shortlisted and received honourable mentions for several international awards, has published two books and various merchandise. View more of Arwen’s photographs on her website.
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